on or about
adverb approximately, in the general time frame, in the immediate vicinity of, in the neighborhood of, more or less, somewhere about

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


on or about
adv.
Approximately; in the vicinity of; used to describe an act that happened around a particular time without having to specify a date or time, or something that is near a person without necessarily being physically on him or her.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


on or about
A phrase used in a civil complaint or criminal charge that refers to a date or place. It is used to protect the person making the allegations of fact from being challenged as inaccurate. Thus, a complaint will read "On or about July 11, 2009, Defendant drove his vehicle negligently and without due care on or about the corner of Sunset and Vine Streets..."
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


on or about
n. An expression popular in legal documents to indicate an approximate time or location.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


on or about
Near; approximately; without significant variance from an agreed date.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


on or about
Near; approximately; without significant variance from an agreed date.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

on or about
prep.
   a phrase referring to a date or place used in a complaint in a lawsuit or criminal charge if there is any uncertainty at all, in order to protect the person making the allegations of fact from being challenged as being inaccurate. Thus, a complaint will read "On or about July 11, 1994, Defendant drove his vehicle negligently and without due care on or about the corner of Sunset and Vine Streets:."
   See also: charge, complaint

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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